Buzz Aldrin gives surprising response when asked about protecting himself from coronavirus

| March 19, 2020


Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin said he is staying indoors amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Associated Press )

Col. ‘Buzz’ Aldren, USAF (Ret), fighter pilot- 66 combat missions in Korea, two kills, academic- Doctor of Science, Aeronautics from MIT, and the second man to walk on the moon, is taking reasonable precautions to protect himself from the Wuhan Virus.

By Louis Casiano

Buzz Aldrin, who spent three weeks in quarantine after returning from the moon decades ago, is self-isolating amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“Lying on my ass and locking the door,” the former astronaut told ARS Technica when asked what he was doing to protect himself.

While the virus causes only mild or moderate symptoms for most people, the elderly and those with underlying health conditions face greater risks, according to medical experts. Aldrin, 90, was the second man to walk on the moon. He spent three weeks in quarantine after Apollo 11 returned in 1969. Along with fellow astronauts Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins, the trio was escorted from their life raft to the U.S.S. Hornet and put into an Airstream trailer known as a mobile quarantine. They were then flown to Houston where they spent their time in a secure building, according to the tech magazine. The men spent three weeks inside the Lunar Receiving Laboratory to prevent the spread of any possible contagions they may have brought back to Earth.

Aldrin, 90, was the second man to walk on the moon. He spent three weeks in quarantine after Apollo 11 returned in 1969.

Along with fellow astronauts Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins, the trio was escorted from their life raft to the U.S.S. Hornet and put into an Airstream trailer known as a mobile quarantine. They were then flown to Houston where they spent their time in a secure building, according to the tech magazine.

The men spent three weeks inside the Lunar Receiving Laboratory to prevent the spread of any possible contagions they may have brought back to Earth.

Read the rest, and don’t miss his travel claim, here: Fox News

It’s not nice to fuck with Vets.
*grin*

Category: Air Force, America, Bravo Zulu, F*** Yeah!, It's science!, Valor

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  1. 5th/77th FA says:

    Hang Tuff Buzz and take care of yourself. Not too many left that did a “real moonwalk.” Loved the travel voucher, seen that somewhere else, may even have been here. Know all about travel vouchers, 20+years of filling them damn things out, every.effing.day! I prolly drove 4 times the # of miles they flew during that 20+ years. It was well over 2 million, just for bidness.

    BZ for punching out the aggravating punk too. Maybe if more punks got their lights punched, there might not be so many of them out there.

    • NHSparky says:

      “Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.” -Robert E. Howard

      True dat.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      IMHO he gave that punk what he was asking for. After he got punched he looked like he wanted to go cry!

  2. Thunderstixx says:

    Nice shot Buzz !!!!

  3. Retired Grunt says:

    Hell, I have way more then 2 kills

    • Retired Grunt says:

      That guy is still a God

      • AW1Ed says:

        You’ve confused me RG, admittedly not a difficult task. I’ve removed your next two comments. They seemed a bit disjointed, but I can resurrect them if you wish.
        Up to you.

  4. Graybeard says:

    My only complaint is that he didn’t punch the jerk hard enough – he was still standing.

  5. rgr1480 says:

    “…Yer a coward and a liar…..”
    [**POW**]

    Wish that lady’s butt was out of the way so I could see the delivery. Didja see the look on the punchee’s face … like he couldn’t believe what just happened.

    Ha Ha!

  6. Martinjmpr says:

    I heard the Corona Virus was hiding from Buzz Aldrin.

  7. Martinjmpr says:

    Here’s my favorite bio of Aldrin:

    https://www.badassoftheweek.com/aldrin?rq=buzz%20aldrin

    My favorite part:

    {blockquote]OK. Now this is the United States, and here in America you are free to believe whatever crazy ridiculous nonsense you want to believe. In fact, guys like Buzz Aldrin have fought wars to defend our right to say whatever the hell we want to say whenever we want to say it, no matter how much it makes us look like complete idiots/toolsheds/jackasses. But when you go up to a man, especially a hardass like Buzz Aldrin, look him in the eyes, and call him a “liar, a thief, and a coward” to his face, you also have the right to receive what’s rightfully coming to you. And in this case, what’s coming to you is a fucking punch in the mouth. [/blockquote]

  8. SFC D says:

    Chuck Norris wants to be Buzz Aldrin when he grows up

  9. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    I can’t stop replaying the part where Buzz Aldrin gave that punk what he deserved!

  10. The Other Whitey says:

    Now that’s an American Badass!

  11. Mason says:

    I thought I knew a lot about Buzz, but surfing his Wikipedia page led me to his old man Colonel Edwin Aldrin Sr. Genuine military aviation pioneer. First CO of Army test pilots. Worked for Billy Mitchel and was social friend of Orville Wright and Jimmy Doolittle.

    Retired as a colonel after 39 years of service from WWI through WWII and Korea (was in the reserves for that last one). He was in so long he survived the Air Force’s name change from the Army Air Service, the Army Air Corps, the Army Air Forces, and finally into the proper USAF.

    Also, Buzz’s mom’s maiden name is Moon. I do think I’d heard that before, but it’s still funny.